The Chorus of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre is an ensemble comprised of professors, graduates and students of the Far East State Institute of Arts. Its members are regular participants in major festivals, including the International Mariinsky Far East Festival, the Moscow Easter Festival, the Slavonic Literature and Culture Day Project and others. In 2014, the Chorus of the theatre took part in the Choral Bridge: Moscow - Vladivostok Festival, where it performed together with the oldest amateur choral ensemble – the Academic Chorus of the Moscow State University conducted by Mirza Askerov. The closing concert of the Cultural Bridges: St Petersburg – Vladivostok Festival featuring the Chorus was broadcast on the Orpheus Radio Station - a Russian state classical music channel.

High professionalism of the Chorus has been on many occasions noted by various esteemed artists: directors – Irkin Gabitov, Alain Maratrat (France), Yuri Laptev, Olga Malikova; singers – Sergei Leiferkus, Maria Guleghina; conductor Pavel Petrenko and many others. Also, the Chorus of the Primorsky Stage earned high acclaim from Valery Gergiev during their joint performance at the XIII Easter Festival in Vladivostok.

The Chorus repertoire includes large-scale vocal pieces by W.A. Mozart (Requiem), L. Beethoven (Choral Fantasia), G. Verdi (Requiem), P. Tchaikovsky (Moscow), M. Mussorgsky (Joshua, The Destruction of Sennacherib, Oedipus), S. Taneyev (John of Damascus), S. Rachmaninoff (The Bells, Spring), F. Mendelssohn (Symphony No. 2, Hymn of Praise), S. Prokofiev (Alexander Nevsky, Ivan the Terrible), D. Shostakovich (A Song of the Forests, The Execution of Stepan Razin, Symphonies No. 2 To October, No. 3 The First of May, No. 13 Babi Yar) and many others.

The ensemble is also a regular participant in concerts dedicated to significant dates, such as the Defender of the Motherland Day, the Women’s Day, Easter, the Victory Day, as well as chamber programmes featuring opera soloists.

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